Michelle Matson's Paper-based Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 13, 2013
We are enjoying these fun, bizarre paper sculptures by Michelle Matson. A fun fact: Michelle competed in the second season of Bravo's reality TV show Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.  

"The Art of the Brick," a LEGO art show by Nathan Sawaya

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 13, 2013
Like a lot of kids, LEGOs were a huge part of our childhood. There is no way we are getting rid of those 3 giant boxes of plastic bricks in our closet! Because of the incredible amount of dedication we put into building plastic space ships as a kid, we are proud that "adults' are out there still "playing" with them, and as it seems in Nathan Sawaya's case, making a career out of it!

Build Your Own Geometric Torso

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 13, 2013
Due to popular demand, Australian architect and paper artist Horst Kiechle has provided downloadable templates so you can print and assemble your own geometric paper torso with removable organs! We hope you have more free time than we do!

Bizarre Porcelain Sculptures by Jason Briggs

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Jason Briggs lives in rural Tennessee where he teaches part time in Nashville and spends the rest of the time in his studio creating these bizarre porcelain sculptures. Through his work, Jason is searching for a fresh perspective and trying to create objects that he's never quite seen before and "whose inherent mystery and intrigue quietly insists upon viewer interaction." In his words, "Obvious sexual references, along with an extravagant, fetish-like attention to surface, can arouse a yearning to touch as powerful as the act itself."

Sculpture by the Sea, 2013

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Last week we posted an incredible sculpture by James Dive of the Glue Society where he compressed an entire mobile amusement park, rides, games, and prizes, into a 4m x 4m cube. This week we take a look through some of the other sculptures on view at Sculpture by the Sea in Aarhus, Denmark. The event features sculptural works from 64 artists from 22 countries. We are hoping that it's success means more sculpture festivals around the world!

Sand Sculpture Festival in North Somerset, England

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 11, 2013
There is nothing quite as much fun as playing on the beach, especially if sand castles are involved. We can attest to the fact that this enjoyment does not dissipate as we grow up and become "adults." It seems as though some "adults" have taken over the beaches of Weston in North Somerset England recently for the Sand Sculpture Festival. This year's theme was Hollywood and it resulted in some Hitchcock, Harry Potter, E.T., and Pirates of the Caribbean magic!

Nylon Sculptures by Rosa Verloop

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
Dutch artist Rosa Verloop as found an interesting use for stockings. By molding, folding, and squeezing common nylon stockings, Verloop has created interesting, layered facial structures. She uses regular pins to keep the stockings in the shape of a facial structure and her portraits sit at an "uncomfortable place in the life cycle between birth and death."

3D Miniature Paper Architecture by Ingrid Siliakus

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 07, 2013
Amsterdam-based artist Ingrid Siliakus' 3-dimensional pieces incorporate the structure and manner of pop-up books, some even collapsing into a 2-dimensional piece. Citing M.C. Escher and Antoni Gaudi as influences, Siliakus' miniature works of architecture are constructed with an almost dizzying intricacy.

Tour: The SnowCastle in Kemi, Finland

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Late this past winter, or friend Helen Soteriou headed from her homebase in London to Kemi, Finland to see one of the more awesome, bizarre, and crazy sculptures being made in the world, the SnowCastle. Maybe you need some background: Born in 1996, SnowCastle was a project by UNICEF and the city of Kemi, and has now earned its place in the Guinness Book of Records with its 1 100 meter long walls, and an astonishing number of 273 000 people visited the fascinating world within these world-renowned walls!

King Edison Pendent Lamp by Young & Battaglia

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
The designers Young & Battaglia recently released a glass pendant lamp that houses a tiny chandelier inside of it for the brand Mineheart. The tiny brass chandelier is contained within hand-blown glass shaped like a light bulb but with the bottom open. 

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